CS:GO's Implements New Anti-Cheat Measures, Forces Trusted Mode by Default

Published: July 9, 2020 9:57 AM /



Valve has implemented stringent anti-cheating measures for CS:GO in order to combat cheating. Players will now launch CS:GO in trusted mode by default, and while in that mode third-party software will be unable to interact with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

 Basically, Trusted Mode in CS:GO is there to ensure that cheaters... well, don't cheat. Here's a statement from Valve explaining what exactly they did:


Today we’re shipping changes to CS:GO that are part of our continuing fight against cheating.

CS:GO now significantly restricts the types of programs and files that can interact with the game.

By default, players will launch CS:GO in Trusted mode, which will block third-party files from interacting with the game.

If you would like to play while using third party software that interacts with CS:GO, launch with the -untrusted launch option. Note that in this case your Trust score may be negatively affected.

The actual patch itself states that CS:GO now launches Trusted Mode automatically, and that if third-party developers want their software to be interactable with CS:GO by default, their applications must be digitally signed. However, if people still want to use apps that aren't digitally signed, they can launch their games with the -insecure launch options and do it that way. However, if they do so that means that they'll be seen as untrustworthy by the game and won't be able to play on VAC servers. 

If you've never given CS:GO a try, you should. It's free on Steam and you can download it for free.

What do you think of this news? Do you think it's a good idea? Do you think OBS should be allowed to be used in Trusted Mode? Let us know in the comments!



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